Duke Energy Foundation, a leading philanthropic organization, has announced Tuesday May 5, 2020 that the company has decided to support low-income customers in the Palmetto State by donating $150,000, who are struggling to pay their electricity bills during the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to details released by the PR Newswire News Agency, the company has further announced that the excess funding will help to support about 550 households to pay their utilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the donating can also be used for cooling and heating costs.
The donation of the $150,000 donation will be split between the Share the Warmth (Duke Energy Carolinas) and The Energy Neighbor Fund (Duke Energy Progress).
AIM Executive Director, Kirsty King Brock said, “Duke Energy has been a valuable AIM partner for 30 years, helping us provide energy assistance to thousands of under-resourced households.”
“Again, Duke Energy has stepped up to help us provide a helping hand to the most vulnerable in our community. We are very thankful for their commitment to helping organizations like AIM during these very challenging times,” Aim Executive Director Kristy King Brock further added.
President of South Carolina Duke Energy, Mike Callahn said, “The pandemic has put a financial strain on many utility customers across the state. “We are determined to help our neighbors in South Carolina through these challenging times.”
President of Together SC, Madeleine McGee said, “Record unemployment is sure to last through what is predicted to be a very warm summer.”
“These additional funds will enable nonprofits working on the frontline to keep families in their homes and provide the safety net we all want to know is there for us,” President of McGee Madeleine McGee further added.
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